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Laptops & Tablets For Seniors

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For Seniors: Save Favorite Websites in Internet Explorer

If there’s a site you intend to revisit, you may want to save it to IE’s Favorites folder so you can easily go there again without having to search for it each time you want to view the website. [more…]

For Seniors: Organize Favorite Websites in Internet Explorer

Just like anything else on your laptop, you can organize favorites into folders to make them easier to find. With Internet Explorer open from the Desktop, click the Favorites button to open the Favorites [more…]

For Seniors: View Your Browsing History in Internet Explorer

If you went to a site recently and want to return there again but can’t remember the name, you might check your browsing history to find it. You can also see what other users have been browsing if you [more…]

For Seniors: Customize the Internet Explorer Toolbar

You can customize the toolbars that offer common commands in IE 11 so that the commands you use most often are included and the ones you have no use for are removed. [more…]

For Seniors: Print a Web Page in Internet Explorer

Being able to print web pages is a handy feature that you can use on your laptop. Make sure you have already connected a printer to your laptop before attempting the following steps. [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Differences between the Two Versions of Internet Explorer

With Windows 8, Microsoft also introduced two new versions of Internet Explorer 11: the first you access through the Start screen and the other you access through the Desktop. One version will be more [more…]

For Seniors: Set Up a Windows Internet Connection

The first step in going online on your laptop is to set up a connection in Windows so that you can access the Internet. To do that, follow these simple steps. [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Internet Basics

The Internet, links, the web…people and the media bounce around many online-related terms these days, and folks sometimes use them incorrectly. Your first step in getting familiar with the Internet is [more…]

For Seniors: Get to Know Windows 8.1 Mail

Mail may look a bit different from other e-mail programs that use menus and tools to take actions such as deleting an e-mail, creating a new e-mail, and so on. Mail has a sparser, cleaner interface in [more…]

For Seniors: Use Start Screen Internet Explorer Settings

When you are working in an app on your new laptop, such as Internet Explorer, the Settings you access from the Windows 8.1 Charm bar are specific to that app. [more…]

For Seniors: Add Files to SkyDrive

You can easily add files to SkyDrive at any time to back them up or share them with others. SkyDrive is a great place to keep things to free up some space on your laptop or to use as a backup in case your [more…]

For Seniors: Share a SkyDrive Folder with Others

SkyDrive’s purpose is to allow you to share files with others, but you can only share folders from SkyDrive if you go to the site online (rather than using the SkyDrive tile on your Start screen). Sharing [more…]

For Seniors: Use the Sync Feature with Windows 8.1

You can use the Sync feature to share your PC settings among Windows 8.1 devices so you don’t have to redo the settings on each device. To sync, you have to turn on the sync feature. With the Sync feature [more…]

For Seniors: Read Your Windows 8.1 Mail

If you have e-mail, you will probably spend a good deal of time reading what is in your inbox. This is how you access the e-mail accounts you have linked to your Windows 8.1 laptop. [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Cloud Computing

You may have heard the term cloud bandied about. The term comes from the world of computer networks, where certain functionality isn’t installed on computers but resides on the network itself, in the so-called [more…]

For Seniors: Use Google Docs Through the Internet Cloud

Certain apps, such as Maps and People, are built into Windows 8.1. You may purchase or download and install other apps, such as Fresh Paint or Angry Birds, or applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel [more…]

For Seniors: Share Files on the Internet Using SkyDrive

SkyDrive allows you to upload and share files with others. With Windows 8.1, you can share larger files such as videos and photos via SkyDrive as you're working with the Mail app. Sharing files online [more…]

For Seniors: Staying Safe While Online

If you’re using your laptop to go online, you’re probably enjoying all the Internet has to offer. But going online also brings with it some risks. If you understand those risks, you can learn to avoid [more…]

For Seniors: Protect Your Laptop from Malware

Your laptop is similar to your car in terms of the need for safety. It comes with an operating system (such as Microsoft Windows) built in, and that operating system has security features. Sometimes new [more…]

For Seniors: Download Files from the Internet Safely

You should always be aware of where you are downloading files from and practice good habits to keep your personal information safe and away from those that would use it to do you harm. [more…]

For Seniors: Turn on InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer

InPrivate Browsing is a feature that stops Internet Explorer version 9, 10, or 11 from saving information about your browsing session, such as cookies that form a record of your activities on some sites [more…]

For Seniors: Use SmartScreen Filter in Internet Explorer

When you activate SmartScreen Filter, you allow Microsoft to check its database for any information on the websites you visit. Microsoft alerts you if any of those websites are known to generate phishing [more…]

For Seniors: Adjust Internet Explorer's Privacy Settings

You can modify how Internet Explorer 11 deals with privacy settings to keep information about your internet browsing habits or your identity safer. It’s easy, just follow these simple steps: [more…]

For Seniors: Understand Your Internet Exposure

Many people think that if they aren't active online, their information isn't exposed. But you aren't the only one sharing your information. Consider how those in your life might expose your information [more…]

For Seniors: Keep Personal Information Private on the Internet

Sharing personal information with friends and family enriches your relationships and helps you build new ones. The key is to avoid sharing information with the wrong people and shady companies — because [more…]

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